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Removing excess enamel wash is removing underlying acrylic layers too and I don't know why

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    November, 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, July 07, 2019 9:19 AM

JohnnyK

I find that Testors' enamel thinner also removes Testors' Metalizer paints, eventhough the paints are lacquer paints.

 

Ya, not too handy for cleaning up pin washes !

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    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:53 AM

oldermodelguy

 

 
JohnnyK

I find that Testors' enamel thinner also removes Testors' Metalizer paints, eventhough the paints are lacquer paints.

 

 

 

Ya, not too handy for cleaning up pin washes !

 

Check this out, I am working on a Mig 15. The tail is painted red (Tamyia laquer paint). I also used Tamyia "Panel Line Accent Color", which is an enamel paint. I used Testors' enamel thinner to remove the excess enamel panel line paint and the red lacquer paint was not effected by the thinner. "Strange days have found us" (Doors).

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    July, 2019
Posted by Jakealoo on Friday, July 12, 2019 4:11 PM

Thank you all for your feedback and advice. I managed to complete the Spitfire so I thought I'd post a photo. There are lots of areas where I can improve but I'm pleased with the result, especially since it's been over 40 years since I completed the last one!

I have two other kits on the go (Airfix 1:32 WW1 B Type Bus and a Mr. Hobby 1956 VW Beetle) and will put your advice to good use. I did minimal weathering on the Spitfire but the WW1 bus will see its fair share of Flanders mud.

Thanks again!

Revell 1/72 Spitfire Mk V

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    February, 2016
Posted by lowfly on Friday, July 12, 2019 6:42 PM
Good looking model ! Glad you worked out the weathering wash. I too did the exact same thing only i used Acrylic color coat, Laquer gloss and than turpentine to remove wash...wow it removed paint down to the plastic. I now use acrylic color coat, future gloss coat (acrylic) and Mineral spirits for cleaning the weathering wash of oils. Works a lot better.
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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, July 12, 2019 6:53 PM

You should be proud of that, it looks good. Yes

High scores for perseverance.

-Greg

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    July, 2019
Posted by Jakealoo on Friday, July 12, 2019 9:48 PM
It's quite a shock when it happens but at least it's a lesson you don't forget easily. Thanks for the feedback.
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    July, 2019
Posted by Jakealoo on Friday, July 12, 2019 9:48 PM

Thanks Greg!

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